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Ctab'EE AROUND THE WORLD the club, and we have reason to be Ic will be 12 years ago in June since I first sent in my membership blank to the Sunbeam club, and how proud I was of my first printed letter! That letter brought a wealth of happy friendships notably Grace Neal, Anna Moreland and Lucille Wahl. It has been a long time since any of the three have written to us, but they are all very busy. I myself have lost track of them, but always their names are associated with pleasant memories. At that time we were lucky to have one page a week for club letters, and sometimes we did not even have that much, so there is a lot to be proud of and thankful for. I am rather late in sending you this message, but I wish for you all a very happy and bountiful New Year.

Sincerely, ALICE SLOCUM. It will soon be time, for our annual Officers Page, Alice. Will you watch for tho announcement and write, please? Thank you for vour birthday contribution. AT THIS time of year the thoughts of Sunbeams always turn to the Old Faithfuls' Page, which has for several years been an annual event The special pages originated in 1925 with the Old Faithfuls' Page, and that one will always lead the others. So we are pleased to announce that on February 24 our pages will be given to the Old Faithfuls, and their letters for it must be in the Editor's office by Monday, February 4.

All Old Faithfuls are welcome to this reunion for that is what It really is. We have no way of denning an Old Faithful, but If you feel that you are one, please write, and Indicate that your letter is for that page. We hope to see all the old members there, including those from whom we have not heard recently. Irene Matthews, of Lansing, has written to the Editor and asked how to organize a branch club. Since other Sunbeams have asked this question, we repeat once again that you need only proceed as if you were organizing any other kind of club, at school or in your neighborhood.

You must be sure, however, to enroll all your members In the Sunbeam Club. If it is to be a correspondence club, one person must act as secretary until an election can be held, by mail. This may be accomplished by sending each member a list of the other members, and a ballot on which to vote for officers. When the president Is elected It is his or her duty to conduct the club, usually through periodical bulletins keeping the members informed of club news. And now we should like to say a few words about your part, girls and boys, in our magazine.

As you know, your own work helps make it attractive, and you yourselves are responsible for a great deal of Its interesting contents. Six or seven pages each week are filled with your letters, stories, verses, book reviews, and drawings. But before any of these are published the Editor must read and prepare them. Of course it is much easier to read manuscripts which are neatly and legibly written in ink, with plenty of space between the lines, or typewritten In double or triple spacing, than it is to read stories and letters and book reviews and verses written carelessly, in pencil, in tiny, cramped handwriting, or in lines too close together. And when both sides of the paper are used, one of our rules is broken and that manuscript must be given to "Willie" the waste paper basket.

Now you understand, don't you, that the neatest contributions among the best received are the ones published, and that others have not as much chance to be printed. Please remember, also, that all drawings must be made in black ink, for any other cannot be reproduced. pay, from the bottom of my heart, "Thank you!" Lovingly, HELEN ALLEN. LETTERS Anderson, S. C.

Dear Sunbeams: Well! I've Just finished listening to the Georgia Tech-California game over the radio, and I'm so thrilled at Tech's victory that I don't know what to do. The whole south is glad tonight, and there's not a soul in the lot who's gladder than your president. Hooray for the "Rara-b'ling wreck from Georgia Tech!" However, that's neither here nor there. Notice, kind friends, that I am back in dear old Anderson, even though It is just for a few days more now. I've never been glad to see anything as I was to see that big "Anderson Is My Town" electric sign the other night when I came in from Spartanburg.

And we've had the grandest time since then! There have been movies every afternoon and parties at night, with "lull sessions" in between. On Dec. 31 I had a bunch out here for supper and a watch-night party. We made the table walk, and Luclle declares I'm a "medium" because the "spirit" made the table dance at my command, though I have a feeling that someone not myself was pushing the thing all the time! At 12 o'clock we adjourned to the yard, and, in the pouring rain, sent off lots and lots of firecrackers. The neighbors, awakened from their beauty sleep by the racket at such a time of night, grew irate, and I'm expecting them to ask me to move somewhere else at any time now! I want to thank every one of you who remembered me with cards at Christmas, and tell you how very much 1 appreciated them all.

It may be impossible for me to thank you individually, but here and now I IT IS NOT surprising to see a statue of Christ in the cities and towns of civilization, but when one observes such a statue in a wild and mountainous land, far from human habitation, one must wonder why it is there and who placed It in such Inaccessible regions. There is such a statue on one of the highest peaks of the Andes mountains in South America. In 1903 the South American republics of Chili and Argentina, having happily settled without a quarrel a long-standing dispute about their boundaries, a dispute which at times threatened to involve them in a destructive war, agreed to reduce their military forces. They also agreed to refrain from wars between themselves and to submit all disputes to arbitration. The two countries thereupon placed this statue of Christ, a statue of enduring bronze, upon one of the highest mountains at their boundaries.

It is a statue peculiarly fitting to symbolize peace between these two countries, or all countries, for it Is the statue of a man of peace, a sacred guardian of the peace to which Chili and Argentina are pledged. Underneath the monument is this inscription: "Sooner shall these mountains Have you ever been in a strange place and started to write the home town address? While mentioning the New Year I want to convey my good wishes to each of you for a very Sunbeamy year. This week's pages contained the announcement of the Christmas meeting. My thoughts will be with you. I made a very enjoyable hike last Saturday.

It was a bitter cold but bright day, and my young brother Sydney and I decided that was too fine to spend indoors. Accordingly we packed a lunch and started off. Before very long we began to feel the keen wind, but thoroughly enjoyed tramping through the snow, which was quite deep. At noon, after several vain attempts, we lighted a fire and cooked the food we had with us. Believe me.

It was fun. The sausages were somewhat smoky, but the taste was all there. We left all our table manners at borne, too our appetites were so good. I was reading just the other day that haste in any form was had taste. We didn't let that worry us.

Since that bright, cold day we have had nothing but dull, rainy ones. In fact, it Is not a bit like Christmas. But the weather can change suddenly, and I do hope that it does, because we need snow for Christmas and Santa's reindeers. There much to be done toward finishing my Christmas mail, so I shall say au revoir. ARTHUR KET.

Letters about Imaginary travels are very interesting, Arthur. Vern Campau wrote a splendid one. Toledo, Ohio. Dear Editor and 'Beams: How many have already broken their New Year's resolutions? Perhaps should say, how many have kept their resolutions? I played safe this year. The only resolution I made was not to make any because of past experiences.

Are you branch club president? Then you should join the Presidents' Council at once every branch club should be represented. In that way you will know Just what the other branches are doing and if their ideas are successful you are welcome to use the same plan for after all that Is the main purpose the Council. If one club has success in conducting a certain contest, the other clubs should work along the same lines. The Council a great thing, binding the branch club presidents together in one common cause to have a fine Sunbeam Club. Helen Allen, the president, will make a fine leader.

The secretary of the Council is Helen Heath, and I am vice-president and incidentally this makes the third club in which Helen Heath and I are co-officers the first being the Sunbeam Literary League, then the Internationals and now the Presidents' Council. So the Sunbeam Club Is a grandmother! Does that seem odd? Until now it was the mother club. Then, when the League formed a branch In Detroit, Hamilton, Can. Dear Editor and Sunbeams: What a delightful club you Sunnie folks have! I certainly do enjoy reading your cheerful, interesting letters, those clever verses, and the original stories that fill your club pages. Naturally, I feel rather discouraged, for I can hardly compete with such an array of talent, but I have decided to tuke the great step and ask you to admit another Canadian into your club.

Perhaps I am too old! Nineteen does seem an awkward age to be stepping into an enterprise such as this, but it seems only yesterday that I was ten, and the most annoying and mischievous girl on this street In fact, sometimes I'm Just as naughty now, only in a more dignified way, which makes it worse than ever. I'm not going to worry you any more about my shortcomings, but will leave it to your good judgment whether you want me In your club. I'll be happy if your decision is in my favor, and If It isn't I'll be happy about that, because, after all, I've tried. I sup-pose all you enthusiastic sporting Sunnies are hunting up the nearest ponds, to enjoy skating, and the unlucky ones who can't find ponds are whirling around artificial rinks. There's something so enticing about tho glistening ice that staying indoors is a task.

Who could compare a school desk, especially if it were as untidy and Ink-stained as mine used to be, with a shiny, slippery corner-lot rink? But that isn't the nicest part of winter oh, no! Why, there are the toboggan slides, the skiing hills, ice-boating, and ever so many thrilling sports! Of course I'm not talking about this undecided muddy weather we've been having the last few weeks, but of the real, snowy, blowy, winter days. B-r-r-r! I can Just hear that north wind whistling down the chimney. Not really, you know, but in Imagination. It's lovely and warm tonight, and the walk I had was delightful. Do you ever realize how many interesting things you can see in a walk of a few blocks? I saw ever so manv things that were worth noting.

For instance. In the same block as ours, two slides were glimmering on the sidewalk before a large house. Now, if you knew Bobby Jones as I do. you would know that he promised to refrain from making those slides, if he got a pair of skates for Christmas. I suppose he forgot all about his poor father's sprained back from last month's fall on one of those slides, and all his promises.

And all the way down the street were things like that to remind one that little boys and girls forget promises as soon as Christmas is past. I wonder if you and I forgot (Continued on Page Five.) her of tht Sunbeam Club of Christ tf tht An Jet. crumble Into dust, than Argentinians and Chilians break the peace which at the feet of Christ the Redeemer they have sworn to maintain." This monument, the Christ of the Andes, as it is called, was unveiled on March 13, 1904 The Globe Trotter. (Copyristit, 19, By AMOi'lntrd Eilltoro.) the Lively Local League, the mother club became a grandmother, as Clifford Stickles so aptly put It. The Lively Local League is certainly going to live up to its name.

Great things can be expected from it, without disappointment. The most active branch club contest for 1928 Is over. Instead of awarding a cup to one club, the League decided to make the award on another plan, so a silver medal with the figure of Victory and a scroll on which is stamped L. I Award to Bygones" was the first prize. Edith Engic's most active club easily deserves the top-notch honor for 1928.

Congratulations, Edith, and may the Bygones prove as ambitious this year. The silver medal is not the only award though. Ye Club of the Brushe and Palette also deserved special mention, so a bronze medal was awarded Betty Wilkinson for her work as president of the organization. The bronze medal has the following Inscription L. L.

Award." The Golden Stars, who were most active under the guidance of the capable hands of Kuth Stevens Francisco, also received a similar award. If interest warrants it, a similar plan will be carried out this year. The awards may be something else, but the most active branch club will be given some trophy. Secretaries or presidents of branch clubs should send their reports to me, and after so doing they should Join the Presidents' Council. Special mention should also be given to the Superior Club, the Internationals and the Wise Owls.

Let's make 1929 a banner year in activities! More sincerely, ALEX M. DOKTOR. We are glad to hear from you, Alex. Detroit Dear Editors and Sunbeams: This time of year always brings pleasant memories, and always I feel the urge to drop in and say "hello." The pages have been so Interesting this Christmas, and we certainly owe our president a vote of thanks for what she has done. If our officers continue to Improve each year, as they have improved, we should be very, very proud of wish to become a mem The Detroit Free.

Press. Name Age Address We always look forward to your letters, Helen. Gananoque, Ont, Can. Dear Sunbeam Friends: Did you ever start a letter without knowing just exactly what you were going to write about? Well, I am doing that right now. Speakinr- of travel and it seems that we are all doing that now have you been reading any travel books lately? They are a great boon to those of us who cannot pack up and spend the cold winter in Florida or on the Mediterranean and must bear all degrees of heat and cold.

I have always been very enthusiastic about travel stories, true or otherwise, and I shall always remember the first true travel book that I read. It was Harry A. Frank's "Working My Way Around the World." Incidentally, Mr. Frank has written many other books of travel, and they are worth recommending. Then there are tons of others that I have enjoyed too numerous to mention, unless I were talking to you and then we could discuss some of them.

Since the letters of travel have been specially invited, I have wondered whether imaginary journeys would be welcome. There are millions of miles covered that way in fact, there's no end to them. Have you ever taken any of those journevs? Very soon now it will be time to write 1929 at the top of our efforts. I usually have a difficult time changing dates, as I write that part of my letter quite absent-mindedly. THE DETROIT FREE it is I a of is Sunbeam Notes 'T'HESE girls and boys have sent drawings made in blue ink.

As these cannot be published we hope that they will send more In black Ink: Dorothy Scidmore, Doris Parent, Ruth Parker, Mary Bochenek, Rose Bizer, Dorothy Burr, Gunhild Markstrom, Betty Power. Martha Bearss of Deckerville would like to hear from other Sunbeams who are movie fans. The Editor wishes to thank these Sunbeams for contributions: Alice Kidder, Ethel Isbell, Mary Gover, Helen Trimm, Jackie Trimm, Julia Romanowski. We have a letter for Phyllis Irwin which will be forwarded as soon as she sends us her address. Elaine Turner: We shall be glad to have your little sister join the Sunbeam Club.

Edith Summerfield: Thank you for your birthday contribution. These Sunbeams would like to correspond with other members. You may write to them by enclosing your letter, stamped, unsealed, and bearing the full address, as given here, of the person to whom you are writing, to the Editor, Sunbeam Club, Detroit Free Press: Jack Trimm, age 10, Bowmanvillc, Ethel Isbell, age 13, Mt Pleasant; Agnes Moulton, ace 17, Merrill; Samuel Lippard. age 17, Cheboygan; Adolph Moody, age 15, Cheboygan; Theodore Mrrchnnt, age 15, Cheboygan; Herbert Jones, age 17, Cheboygan; Leatha Armbruster, age It, Unionville; Eddice Hayne, age 15, Ypsilanti; Gertrude Wagar. age 15, Trenton; Jean Hodgson, age 14, Merlin, Mary Kosoiewicz, age 14, Detroit: Stella Kosciewicz, age 11.

Detroit; Mary Stevenson, Detroit; Margaret Post, age 16, Coldwater; Agnes Keehl, age 15, Romulus; Gertrude Parker, age 13, Bluffton. Edith Phelps, age 19. Monroe; Ruth Schrock, age 16, Detroit; Emma Cross, age IL Flint; Evelyn Sparre, Cleveland, Ohio. PRESS-SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 1 929 Page Foir.

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